E3 is actually letting the public in this year… sort of

    
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E3 is actually letting the public in this year… sort of

No doubt you have heard stories of the dark rituals that go on at E3, the secret chanting circles that keep the video game industry running but are hidden from the eyes of mortal men and women. Or, you know, maybe you’re just aware that it’s an industry trade show. Either way, it’s traditionally been closed off to the public… but not this year.

Before you get excited, that doesn’t mean you can just walk in the front door. Somewhere between 4,000 to 5,000 non-industry people will be offered invitations to the show, handed out by ESA companies with a exhibition on the floor. E3 this year will run between June 16th to the 18th, and don’t worry; if you don’t get to attend, there will still be the usual onslaught of coverage.

Source: Gamepolitics

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Siphaed
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Nreff Muspel 
The problem is up until then, E3 was getting more and more sleazy.  Or do you not recall how every year the “booth babes” attire got smaller and smaller while their *ahem* ‘appeal’ got larger and larger.     Companies were at a point of basically using strippers to get customers to come look at their booth and product.

Gibbins
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Gibbins

Just waiting for all the “Free E3 entry with this $1,000 early pre-alpha access package” deals.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Wasn’t the last day of E3 open to the public for like 2 years now?

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Anything even remotely interesting will be all over the net within minutes of any E3 announcement, so who cares if the ‘public’ can get in?

Muspel
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Muspel

Frankly, all the hubbub over the public not being allowed into E3 never made much sense to me, because like it says in the article, it’s an industry trade show. It’s not supposed to be like PAX, which is more for the fans– E3 is squarely targeted at being a place for developers to gather and show off.

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“The ESA will allow for 4,000 – 5,000 non-industry people to be invited
to the show, Taylor said. The passes will be handed out by ESA member
companies who have paid to exhibit on the floor, with the number of
passes a company gets being based on the size of its booth.”
So basically the largest paying company (EA or Activision) will get the most non-industry flings to come and fawn over their showcases?  That seems to be the bottom line.  And most likely these companies will take to giving it to their own Twitch Stream fans who are constantly showcasing their product freely for them anyways.  Expect them and YouTube personalities to show up at E3 this year.  Interesting….

mrnastybutler
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mrnastybutler

Meh.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Do people still give a shit about video game conventions?

JesLyck
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JesLyck

By the way Gamescom becomes larger this year 10-20%

Quicknthedead
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Quicknthedead

@BKone they could literally walk on stage and say nothing and have the voice actor say “War, War never changes” with a fallout 4 backdrop and drop the mic.
Winner of E3 Lmao